And again...Great Falls.....
25/08/2009 - 28/08/2009 75 °F
It's Friday, August 28th, and we are still in Great Falls, Montana. After a tire blowout early Tuesday morning, we've been experiencing a few 'road blocks' on our way to Glacier National Park. The blowout was followed by an alignment followed by a brake issue..... which.....you get the idea. Ulmers Auto Service, offered their expert advice and made a few calls to get us on the right track. Without the help from Greg, we'd have been stranded. They, McCullough's, and City Motors are examples of how businesses should be run in America: Honest, upstanding, and caring.
After the first night at the Ohaire Motor Inn - famous for the aptly named Sip-N-Dip Lounge, we got up, packed our bags, and waited for City Motor's courtesy van to take us to our RV and get back on the road.......One phone call later, we unpacked our bags, hopped on the city bus, and ended up at the Lewis and Clark Museum. When in Rome.....or the Lewis and Clark Trail....
The next morning was pretty much the same, only this time we were offered a car and headed to Giant Springs, one of (if not the) largest fresh water springs in North America. We stood exactly where Lewis and Clark stood some 200 years ago and marvelled at this amazing sight.
We are waiting news for today, and hoping......
Despite the snag in our 'schedule' we've enjoyed the local experience, they have treated us like old friends and renewed our faith in the American spirit. We won't forget Great Falls and all the wonderful people who have helped us along our way.
GREAT FALLS INFO
If you are ever here in Great Falls, and need car repairs or advice on the area, head to ULMERS, in business since 1945.
O'haire Motor Inn is the place to stay. The SIP-N-DIP Lounge is world famous for its mermaid show behind the big glass window of the pool, and you can jump in too! Shane did!
Dinner/Lunch/Breakfast: Fifth Street Diner, Bert-n-Ernies, or Clark and Lewies
Don't miss the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Museum.